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The European Commission published Wednesday the “EU’s Arctic Strategy” outlining the EU’s goals within the arctic. These aims include prohibiting future mining of oil, coal, and gas in Arctic regions, given the current climate crisis. The Arctic Strategy states, “The EU is committed to ensuring that oil, coal, and gas stay in the ground, including in [...]

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has found that Poland’s Disciplinary Chamber of the Supreme Court acted undemocratically by appointing judges who are not sufficiently neutral, invalidating a Polish court decision. Judge Waldemar Zurek had been transferred from the second-instance division to the first-instance division after he publicly criticized the government’s judicial reforms—an ostensible demotion. [...]

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The UK’s Upper Tribunal (Immigration & Asylum Chamber) ruled Wednesday that the Home Office failed to properly investigate deaths at immigration centers. Upon finding Oscar Okwurime dead in 2019, the UK Home Office began deportation proceedings against Ahmed Lawal. Ahmed Lawal, a friend of Okwurime, was being held in the same deportation center and could [...]

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